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Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches. It's home to one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the low-lying Lake Assal, in the Danakil Desert. The nomadic Afar people have settlements along Lake Abbe, a body of saltwater featuring chimneylike mineral formations.

Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar

Ethnic Groups: Somali 60%, Afar 35%, and Ethiopian, Yemeni Arab, French, Italian, and Others 5% combined

Belief Systems: Sunni Muslim 94%, Roman Catholic 4.7%, other Christian denominations 1.3%


Population: 957625 people (World Rank: 161st) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 107 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 175th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.88 %/yr (World Rank: 65th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 61.8 years (World Rank: 193rd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 22 years (World Rank: 133rd) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Djibouti
From Geology.com

World Factbook

Current News About Djibouti
from allAfrica.com

Traveling to Djibouti
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com

Djibouti - Facts and Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Djibouti
Quick Citation

Djibouti Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Djibouti Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.

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